Each Grand Slam tournament has its stories and charm. Which one was your favorite in 2005? Not just the final, or one particular match, but the whole 2-week extravaganza!
I am torn because, my man Marat triumphed in Australia - beating Federer on the way. But, for its wealth of comeback stories and all around good feelings (and weather), I have to vote for the 2005 U.S. Open.
09-16-2005, 04:04 PM
ALWAYS the Australian Open because I'm there for the whole first week ever year, the atmosphere is just amazing and buzzing, and it's the only tournament I can get to every year.
09-16-2005, 04:41 PM
the australian open was the best, thoose epic 5 setters battles between fed-safin, nalbandian-hewitt and hewitt-nadal were great:yeah:
12-20-2005, 09:39 AM
I don't count Aus Open, since I'm there... but I really appreciate TV coverage, and being able to see my 'grass court specialists' actually play (and win) a match.
12-20-2005, 09:54 AM
From a sheer tennis point of view I would say the Australian Open, but from a personal viewpoint I voted for Roland Garros because I was there for 10 days and it's great to see my favourite "third world dirtballers" doing so well ;)
12-20-2005, 02:17 PM
Australian Open - best matches in the year.
12-20-2005, 02:25 PM
The French Open is far and away my favorite slam.
12-20-2005, 03:21 PM
12-20-2005, 04:14 PM
The Aus Open is turning into my favourite slam. All my favourite players (Ferrero, Roddick, Safin, Nalbandian) seem to have done well there over the last 3 years.
It's the one slam where both, clay court and grass court, players are happy. So we get to see ALL the best players do well there.
12-20-2005, 04:16 PM
Australian Open :yeah: Great matches! all very exciting! definitely the Australian Open was the best Grand Slam of the year :yeah:
12-20-2005, 04:18 PM
I'm also going to have to say Aus open, although Wimbledon is second on the list - as BBC actually show most of it, which is more than can be said for the other slams :fiery:
12-20-2005, 08:57 PM
AO provided the best match of the year (Safin def. Federer), but the USO was the best slam of the year.
Thank god the women laid a colossal egg this year for it thrust the men into the spotlight for a change, and did they ever deliver. #4 and #2 got knocked out in 1R and 3R, respectively. Guys ranked around or outside the Top 100 (Blake-QF and Ginepri-SF) only several weeks prior, battle through one 5 setter after another. In fact, the two weeks were filled with 5 set matches.
Djorkovic and Gasquet impressed. And the old man made it through to the final to meet Federer. Agassi-Federer in the USO final...when viewed from it's entirety, as opposed to one match, the USO was hard to top.